or Brazil will face the Japan national team in Tokyo on Monday in one of the last friendships in preparation for the 2022 Qatar Cup. The match will start at 7:20 am (GMT), at the National Stadium in Tokyo, in the Japanese capital.
The game was broadcast on Globo, SporTV and gewith live after -game, for the whole of Brazil.
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Undefeated in 12 games -with nine wins and three draws (the last loss than in Argentina’s 2021 Copa América final by 1-0) -, the Seleção qualified for the Cup with the most good campaign history in the format it debuted. 1998. They scored 45 points in 17 games, a performance that guaranteed their passage to Qatar in the 13th round. The suspended match against Argentina is yet to come.
The match against Japan is the second friendly match in June of the three previously scheduled. Argentina have canceled the friendly match scheduled for next Saturday, in Australia. On Thursday, Brazilian team Tite successfully defeated South Korea 5-1 – with two goals from Neymar from a penalty, one by Richarlison, one by Philippe Coutinho and the last by Gabriel Jesus.
In 2022, Brazil and Japan will play five times each, with an exact 86.6% success rate – four wins and one draw.
The two teams have faced each other 12 times in their history. Brazil has never lost to Japan. That’s 10 wins and two boards. The last game was in 2017, with a 3-1 win for Brazil – goals from Neymar, Marcelo and Gabriel Jesus. Alisson, Thiago Silva, Alex Sandro, Casemiro, Neymar and Gabriel Jesus are on the field – and have been called up for this match.
The Brazilian team has scored 34 goals in these 12 games against the Japanese, who have scored five in Brazil. Tokyo’s new National Stadium was built in 2019-opened in 1958 and demolished in 2015-and hosted the Brazilian team for the first time since reopening. At Tokyo’s old Olympic stadium – old name – there were two matches and two Brazilian victories (in 1995 and 1999).
If Brazil comes in with a loss, so do the Japanese. In a friendly, they beat Paraguay 4-1 on Thursday, in Sapporo, with 28 shots and 61% possession.
transmission: the game will be aired on TV Globo, with narration by Galvão Bueno and comments by Junior, Caio Ribeiro and Salvio Spinola. Sportv also featured the match, with narration by Luiz Carlos Jr and comments by Ledio Carmona, Ricardinho and Sandro Meira Ricci.
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Possible lineups – Photo: Arte/ge
Selection goes to the field with an unprecedented attacking formation, with Neymar and Paquetá in the middle, Raphinha open on the right and Vinicius Júnior, Real Madrid’s goal scorer in the Champions League, in nothing. Coach Tite made three more changes in addition to the merengue team player. Alisson returned to goal, Éder Militão replaced Thiago Silva and Guilherme Arana replaced the left side..
Robbery: Goalkeeper Ederson, due to injury, was with the group, but did not participate in the friendships; Defender Gabriel Magalhães underwent physical therapy with Seleção; Danilo’s side was amputated due to a foot injury.
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The Brazilian team is with an unprecedented formation for the attack-Photo: ge
Japan – Coach: Hajime Moriyasu
Former Japan national team midfielder in the 1990s, coach Moriyasu is 53 years old and started at Sanfrencce Hiroshima, where he was a three-time J-League champion (2012, 2013 and 2015) and won third place at the FIFA Club World Cup in 2015. He was the coach of the Japanese Olympic team and replaced Akira Nishino – after the 2018 World Cup campaign (the Japanese team suffered the wrath of Belgium at the end of the match). Moriyasu is an assistant in the Russian Cup.
In the group called up for these games, 20 players work in Europe. Shirt 10 Takumi Minamino plays for Liverpool, England. On reserve, Takefusa Kubo is a teammate of the Brazilians at Real Madrid, but is on loan to Mallorca, from Spain.
Japan are in group E, with two world champions, Germany, opponents debut on November 23, and Spain, in the final match of the first round. The definition of another opponent in the group has yet to be clarified, which could be between Costa Rica and New Zealand.
Since 1998, Japan has participated in every World Cup. Never passed round 16, which he reached in 2002, 2010 and 2018
In qualifying for the World Cup, the Japanese finished one point behind Saudi Arabia, the group winner – with 22 points from 10 matches, with seven wins, one draw and two losses.
Robbery: Yukinari Sugawara (nasamdan).
The Japanese team played using the 4-3-3 scheme-Photo: ge
Arbitration presentation – Photo: Infografia
- Referee: Alireza Faghani, from Iran.
- auxiliaries: Ashley Beechan and Anton Shchetinin from Australia.
- fourth referee: Hiroyuki Kimura from Japan.
- VAR: Kurt Ams from Japan.
- AVAR: Hiroki Kasahara from Japan.